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Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google

Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.

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Charlie Babcock
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7/10/2014 | 5:12:15 PM
Regulatory opponents until it's useful
Funny how technical companies that don't much like regulation become so skilled at using it against competitors.
Thomas Claburn
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7/10/2014 | 5:00:23 PM
Re: Fair move?
Chumming the waters to attact regulators appears to be the third line of defense after product appeal and patent litigation fail.
danielcawrey
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7/10/2014 | 3:05:33 PM
Re: apple and google
These two companies are locked in an epic mobile battle. I expect the legal wrangling to continue. 

I think that the way that these two allow app purchases is concerning from a consumer protection standpoint. I don't think that they are doing anything illegal, but the storage of credit card information in massive troves presents serious security problems. 
Alison_Diana
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7/10/2014 | 12:41:16 PM
Consumer Rights
I think both companies (and other OSes too) cannot fall back on their extensive ToS contracts, nor can they rely on their telecom partners' tome-long contracts either. All these developers should start from the same playing field in terms of making it more complex for users to buy from "free" apps. There are countless tales of parents whose phone bills were astronomical after they passed over their phones to placate whiny kids at a restaurant or movie theater
David F. Carr
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7/10/2014 | 11:01:27 AM
Fair move?
This struck me as petty at first, but to be fair isn't Apple merely asking that it's competitor be judged by the same standards?
david0814
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7/10/2014 | 10:05:56 AM
apple and google
Apple is made up of self-entitled bi**hes- 

 

 What a bunch of whiners! Can we patent the letter- "i"? 
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